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  • Are you ready for Art for Progress 2.0?

    This month AFP will celebrate its 10 year anniversary. Over the last 10 years we’ve produced over 50 major events in NYC, Miami, San Francisco and Washington D.C. AFP has worked with thousands of students in the NYC Public Schools and with each year our programs are growing. AFP’s Arts Education Program is supported by a generous grant from the Sansom Foundation which enables AFP to support programs that have lost funding, provide alternative programs for gifted students and community workshops in the summer. We are committed to taking AFP from a small growing organization to a large prospering organization that can have a greater impact for children and artists. Our first step is to launch our new artist blog website (May 19th).

    We’re only a couple of weeks away from launching the new site and we’re excited about all the possibilities. With plans to have guest bloggers writing about the arts, education and events, the site will have plenty of fresh content. We’ll also need the artists to do their part by writing in their personal blogs and updating & sharing their work. The new site has all the bells and whistles that modern technology offers, and we’re going to do everything we can to make it a huge success. We have a marketing budget to provide the proper exposure for the new site, and our site already ranks on the first page of Google for a number of important searches. Along with the launch of the new site, we’ll be kicking off a series of events on May 25th in NYC.

    AFP will celebrate 10 years of supporting artists and arts education on Sunday, May 25th at The Bowery Electric. The event will kick off the summer season  and feature several great bands and DJ’s from NYC.  In September we’ll host our main celebration followed by an art exhibition in November.

    This is going to be a year to remember for AFP as we celebrate the past 10 years and the exciting future for the organization. We’re proud of all of the great achievements and the lives we have influenced and we look forward to so much more.

    Frank Jackson, Founder & Director


  • Dear Art for Progress Member,

    We are excited to announce that we are in the process of creating a new, advanced website for our members. Our current website was created in 2005. As you know, through the years there have been huge advancements in technology for websites. We have updated the site periodically with various improvements, but we decided recently to develop a totally new website. The new website will still have the great functionality, but the new site will be an interactive blog with many advanced functions.

    We are planning to launch our new designed web site including an interactive blog section in a few weeks’ time! This process began quite a while ago. Unfortunately, we experienced many challenges along the way, but we are very close now, and we hope that you will be as excited as we are to experience the new site!

    We are also updating the artist page section. For visual artists, the process for uploading your work will be the same. For music and video, you will now be able to embed your music via Soundcloud, Mixcloud and other similar sites. In the video section, you will be able to embed links via YouTube or Vimeo.

    In your personal blog section, you will be able to post your work, daily activities, anything related to your artistic passions, or even something that you feel is worth sharing. As an active AFP member you will also have the ability to easily connect with other AFP members. Some other features include; the three most read blogs, as well as the top five commented blogs. Also, posting to your favorite social media platform will be as easy as counting one to three. Every day, month we will be featuring artists and bloggers in various art genres.

    If you’re interested in blogging, let us know. We are planning to have a large rotation of regular bloggers on the site in various genres.

    In addition, we are budgeting for a long term marketing plan for the new site.

    Most importantly, we’ll need your help to get the site rocking! The more we share, post and interact with each other, the more traffic we’ll draw to the site.

    Please let us know if you have any questions or need assistance with getting your work updated etc. Contact us at

  • We’re hard at work creating the new AFP site and we’re planning to launch it very soon. The new site will be a blog based website with each artist also having a personal blog and many new features.  Everyone is super excited to experience the new site and you won’t have to wait much longer.

    In the meantime, we just launched this very cool new music series.

    We Deliver Presents Homegrown